Board Of Elections Releases Preliminary Tally of City Council And Borough President Races


iminary leads to contests for all 5 borough presidents, and practically four-dozen New York Metropolis Council seats had been lastly launched late Friday evening following a two-day delay and counting snafu earlier this week by the New York Metropolis Board of Election.

However the newest tabulation didn’t incorporate absentee outcomes, which can as soon as once more shift the rankings and closing final result. Most of these races, save for greater than a dozen, might be determined by way of the town’s new ranked-choice voting system. Ranked-choice voting advocates, together with Councilmember Brad Lander, who’s operating for comptroller, have pushed the Board of Elections to announce preliminary outcomes to make sure the method was working, even when absentee ballots aren’t included.

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Even earlier than this primary ranked-choice voting tally, some Council races appeared already determined primarily based on the first-choice in-person returns launched on main evening. Greater than a dozen candidates obtained 50% or extra of the first-place votes to keep away from the instant-runoff course of, together with Gale Brewer, the present Manhattan borough president, who secured 53.74% of first-choice votes in her race for the sixth Council District seat.

Many of the Council races, nonetheless, nonetheless stay too near name, with absentee ballots anticipated to find out their final result.

Under is an inventory of preliminary outcomes for among the races, together with these for comptroller, public advocate, and borough president.


On main evening, Brooklyn Metropolis Councilmember Brad Lander led the pack of 10 candidates on the poll. Now, it appears like Lander’s lead has dropped after ten rounds of ranked-choice voting. Re-tallied figures present Lander with 296,081 votes, or 51.9% of the vote, over Metropolis Council Speaker Corey Johnson, who has 274,949, or 48.1% of the vote.

With greater than 21,000 separating Lander and Johnson, the 125,000 absentee ballots solid for this citywide election will decide a winner. The outcomes of these ballots received’t be launched till mid-July following a curing course of.

Chris Walsh, Lander’s marketing campaign supervisor, expressed confidence within the newest outcomes. “We look ahead to each vote being counted and proceed to be assured that absentee ballots will widen Brad’s lead,” Walsh mentioned within the assertion.

Johnson, in the meantime, known as the competition “too near name.”

“Our marketing campaign constructed a broad, citywide coalition and efficiently consolidated assist utilizing ranked-choice voting,” Johnson mentioned in his assertion. “With tens of 1000’s of absentee ballots left to be counted and ranked, I’m inspired to see we’re closing the hole and have a path to victory.”

The town’s comptroller is tasked with monitoring how monies are being spent at metropolis companies whereas additionally managing the town’s pension fund system.

Lander had lengthy been thought-about the frontrunner in a race that included state Senator Brian Benjamin, state Senator Kevin Parker, Assemblymember David Weprin, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera and Zachary Iscol. However a late entry by Johnson appeared to upend Lander’s probabilities of a straightforward victory. Even so, Lander maintained his lead, and secured the coveted endorsement of progressive Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.


Incumbent Democrat Jumaane Williams received 69% of the vote primarily based on main evening, avoiding an instant-runoff election.

And even when all the greater than 125,000 absentee ballots went with runner-up challenger Anthony Herbert, it received’t be sufficient to alter the result.

Williams now enters his second time period as the general public advocate, thought-about the official watchdog for New Yorkers.


Manhattan: Whereas it was a good race on main evening, this time preliminary outcomes present Councilmember Mark Levine with a large lead over state Senator Brad Hoylman. After seven rounds of ranked-choice voting tabulations, preliminary outcomes present Levine with 54.4% of the vote and Hoylman with 45.6% of the vote within the race to succeed Gale Brewer, who’s term-limited. Hoylman and Levine separated by 13,862 votes, leaving over 39,000 absentee ballots in Manhattan to resolve the result.

Bronx: The race to succeed Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is leaning towards Councilmember Vanessa Gibson after the newest tally reveals Gibson with 53% of the vote and Cabrera with 47% of the vote after three rounds. Councilmember Fernando Cabrera has 38,365, or 47%, of the vote. The 2 are separated by 4,893 votes, and there are practically 13,000 absentee ballots left to rely within the Bronx.

Brooklyn: Councilmember Antonio Reynoso maintained his lead after 11 rounds, with Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon in second place and Councilmember Robert Cornegy Jr. in third. Major evening noticed Reynoso with 28.2% of the in-person, first-choice votes. Reynoso at present holds 55.3% of the vote, whereas Simon has 44.7%. The 2 are separated by 18,596 votes, and there are over practically 33,000 absentee ballots but to be tallied.

Queens: Within the extraordinarily tight race for Queens borough president, Donovan Richards maintains an edge over former Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley after three RCV rounds. Crowley beforehand served the borough as Councilmember for the thirtieth Council District, protecting Glendale, Maspeth, and Center Village. Tallies present Richards with 78,752, or 51%, of the vote, and Crowley with 75,439, or 49%, of the vote. There are practically 36,000 absentee votes.

Staten Island (Democratic Major): Mark Murphy stored his lead within the race to safe the Democratic nomination for borough president, securing 65.4% of preliminary votes after six rounds. Lorraine Honor is behind, securing 7,299 or 34.6%. Whereas the remainder of New York Metropolis is closely Democratic, Murphy faces a Republican challenger for the November election. Proper now, Councilmember Steven Matteo maintains a slight lead over Vito Fossella after three rounds, with 50.1% of the vote versus Fossella’s 49.9% lead. The 2 are separated by a mere 25 votes, which means that the over 5,000 absentee votes will resolve the ultimate final result.


District 7: Within the crowded seventh Council District race to succeed Manhattan Councilmember Mark Levine, Shaun Abreu gained a big variety of extra votes following ranked-choice voting tabulations in comparison with the 11 different contenders within the seat. New ranked-choice tallies present Abreu with 62.8% of the vote, and Maria Ordoñez with 37.2% of the vote after 13 rounds. With the 2 separated by 3,786, it may be a troublesome climb for Ordoñez to surpass Abreu, provided that there are practically 3,500 absentee ballots submitted for this contest.

District 9: Invoice Perkins, the incumbent, is now not main within the race to symbolize Harlem as soon as once more. After 13 rounds, outcomes present Kristin Jordan with 51% of the vote, whereas Perkins holds 49.2% of the vote. Nonetheless, the 2 are separated by solely 275 votes and there are roughly 2,700 absentee ballots left to rely.

District 14: Pierina Sanchez, a former Obama White Home worker and metropolis staffer, gained extra votes within the race to succeed Councilmember Fernando Cabrera, who’s term-limited. Tallies present Sanchez with 4,435, or 62.4%, vote totals. There are over 1,000 absentee ballots left to rely however it does not seem like Yudelka Tapia, who has 2,668, or 37.6%, vote totals, might be able to catch up.

District 18: In a carefully watched election race to succeed Bronx Councilmember Ruben Diaz Sr., Amanda Farias remains to be forward of William Rivera, the district supervisor for Bronx Group Board 9. Whereas Farias has 51.2% of the vote, Rivera has 49% of the vote. The 2 are separated by 252 votes, which means that the over 1,500 absentee ballots solid for this contest will resolve the ultimate final result.

District 22: Tiffany Caban is forward by a large margin and is inching nearer to changing into the following Council Member representing the twenty second Council District as soon as held by Costa Constantinides earlier than he abruptly resigned this 12 months. Caban, who misplaced her race for Queens District Legal professional by a handful of votes, had maintained a snug lead on main evening, securing 49.32% of the vote. This time she has 8,053, or 62.5%, of the vote over the second place finisher Evie Hantzopoulous, who has 4,827, or 37.5% of votes, after three rounds. Figures present 2,040 absentee ballots had been submitted to the BOE, which could not be sufficient for Hantzopoulos to catch up.

District 23: Linda Lee’s lead on main evening elevated after six ranked-choice rounds for the Queens seat, displaying her with 53.2% of the vote. Rival Jaslin Kaur stands in second place with 46.8% of the vote. There are practically 3,500 absentee ballots left to rely.

District 42: Brooklyn Assemblymember Charles Barron is vying to reclaim the seat at present held by his spouse, Inez. Barron has 53.7% of the vote, whereas Nikki Lucas has 46.3%. There are practically 1,500 absentee ballots on the desk, which can resolve this race.

A full checklist of who’s main could be discovered right here.